Most Healthcare Systems are challenged to deliver the highest quality of services to most patient populations at the lowest cost. These challenges are compounded by significant increase in the number and variety of clinical tests, diagnostics, and investigative procedures. Chronic diseases on aging populations, unsustainable demand for healthcare services, and significant increases in cost of these services is causing a huge data growth in Patient Studies. The aggressive data growth in Patient Studies implies that most healthcare institutions need to leverage new ways of thinking, analyzing and processing data. As an estimate, today, if a healthcare institution served over 4 million patients annually, this number will only double in about 4 years, with a conservative growth of 25% YoY.
IBM Spectrum Scale offers a very compelling proposition to bring efficiency in clinical and software services. It manages patient information at virtually limitless scale and mines that data for new insights to improve patient outcomes. IBM Spectrum Scale is a software-defined solution for managing structured and unstructured data with security, reliability, and high performance. It provides system scalability, very high availability, and reliability with no single point of failure for large-scale data stores. IBM Spectrum Scale delivers a roadmap of taking a client (hospital) from isolated silos of Departmental PACS Solutions, to a common data lake/repository. Leveraging built-in policies, a user can move data from a short-term archive to object based data stores by leveraging IBM Cloud Object Storage. This solution built with Spectrum Scale, Transparent Cloud Tier, and IBM Cloud Object Storage provides a secure foundation to access any data residing anywhere, from anywhere, facilitates a closer collaboration of clinical practice and clinical research by simultaneous reuse of the same data, and also it provides for easy data management because built-in software intelligence features to move the data to optimum tiers of storage, based on performance and cost criteria.
This published whitepaper provides recommendations and best practices to help ensure an efficient installation of this solution to use policies to move any medical imaging data from Spectrum Scale to IBM Cloud Object Storage, with acceptable performance.
If you are at the IBM Interconnect Conference, today, please stop by, this afternoon, to learn more about how we built a proven & well-tested solution for Medical Information (IBM Storage with Cloud Object Storage: A Resilient Solution for Medical Information; Monday, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Lagoon L | Session ID: 6987A). See you there!
For those that missed this event, please access the presentation at the slideshare location: https://www.slideshare.net/IBMSystemsISVs/resilient-solution-for-healthcare-data-ibm-spectrum-scale-and-ibm-cloud-object-storage